Symptoms of chickenpox

Chickenpox are usually quite uncomfortable due to the itch but generally not dangerous or life threatening.

Your child may have contracted chickenpox if he/she has the following symptoms:

-    Stage one: Mild fever accompanied by runny nose and a cough
-    Stage two: Itchy outbreak of a rash turning into blisters on scalp, face and torso
-    Stage three: Blisters that crust over and fall off

Chickenpox blisters show up in waves. While first blisters begin to crust new spots of blisters might appear.

Never use aspirin to reduce the pain or fever a child may be experiencing during the course of chickenpox. The use of aspirin may be associated with the development of reye's syndrom, which can lead to liver failure and even death.

An infection of chickenpox usually passes without complications. However, there are a number of risks involved. We advise you contact your general practitioner if your child experiences any of the following symptoms:

-    Has fever fever that lasts for more than 4 days and rises above 39° Celsius
-    Has a severe cough or trouble breathing
-    Has an area of rash that leaks pus (thick, discolored fluid) or becomes red, warm, swollen, or sore
-    Has a severe headache
-    Is unusually drowsy or has trouble waking up
-    Has trouble looking at bright lights 
-    Has difficulty walking 
-    Seems confused 
-    Seems very ill or is vomiting
-    Has a stiff neck

Don't wait treating your child's chickenpox with PoxClin CoolMousse - relieves itch and helps prevent scars!